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Catholic Iraqi refugees in Lebanon recall horror of militant attacks

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By Doreen Abi Raad THE memory of that brutal June evening in his home near Mosul, Iraq, brought 48-year-old Joseph, now a refugee in Lebanon, to tears. “These people know no limits of humanity, decency or respect for human life,” he said of the Islamic State fighters. Meeting with Catholic News Service on August 8 at the Caritas Lebanon Migrant ... Read More »

Pope asks prayers, dignified welcome for refugees

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ADDRESSING Mary as “mother of refugees”, Pope Francis offered prayers for the millions of people in the world forced to flee their homelands, and he asked Catholics to reach out to them with assistance and a real welcome. “Remember, Jesus was a refugee; he and Mary and Joseph had to go to Egypt to save his life,” the Pope said ... Read More »

Childers students walk for refugees

St Joseph’s and Xavier Catholic College staff and students walked around Childers

STUDENTS at St Joseph’s School, Childers, went out for a walk one day and raised more than $2000 for refugee children held in Australian detention centres. The Year 4 to 7 students were joined by students from Xavier Catholic College, Hervey Bay, on the 10km Walk for Refugee Children living in detention centres up and down hills on the outskirts ... Read More »

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